Sunday, July 31, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Hwy 3 just west of Burmis weigh scales, 3:00 pm today
T. Lucas photo
Highway 3 has now been re-opened in both directions and the tractor trailer has been removed from the scene. The backlog of traffic took time to clear but is now flowing normally.
On this August long weekend, RCMP would like to remind motorists to take their time on Alberta Highways so everyone reaches their destination safely.
Pincher Creek RCMP (15:06 pm)– RCMP are reporting a semi tractor trailer rollover collision on Highway 3, 100 metres west of Highway 507 in the Burmis area.
Parents are reminded to ensure that children are not left unattended in vehicles, especially during hot summer days.
Big Mac (Evan-Amos photo, Wikimedia Commons)
Alberta Health Services recommends hamburgers and chicken be cooked to an internal temperature of 74 C (165 F) "or until the inside of the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear".
Ella and Quynlen's Ice Tea Stand in Cowley
Highly recommended for flavour, service, and drive-by convenience.
Ryan Plante caught the above video of lightning in Pincher Creek during the storm of July 25.
|Faith and Connie Noble at Sproule mud bogging event (click here for the story)|
^ Canadian Girls Rodeo Association's Pincher Creek event on July 9/10. Click here for current standings.
|Juan Teran Regional Park in Pincher Creek is a beautiful summer oasis (T. Lucas photo)|
Beauvais Lake campground July 28, 2016 - Bear In Area
Stay tuned for our upcoming story about the long anticipated new Crestview Lodge groundbreaking ceremony held on July 27.
In the Country Guide, she described it with such pleasure you almost imagine her listening to the chickadees and watching the gold finches and humming birds.
Regional Partnership matches investment opportunities, products and services with investors and buyers during October international trade delegation visit
SouthGrow Regional Initiative press release - A consortium of southern Alberta economic development organizations -- representing more than 40 municipalities and hundreds of businesses -- is inviting a group of Chinese business owners and investors to the region in the fall to develop trade relationships.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Scratch art drawings from Old Man's Garden book
Joyce Sasse - She didn’t have Google to help her research. Nor was there a public library in her home town. Yet Annora Brown was able to bring together an “Old Man’s Garden” manuscript that was incredible.
With an artist’s vision and a conservationist’s attention for detail, she recorded the magnificent flora and fauna from across the foothills of Southern Alberta. It is a classic collection of legend, history, botanical details and scratch-art drawings of 259 native plants, including both their common and their scientific names.
She documented for posterity a landscape that was undergoing rapid change.
Annora was touched by the great sacrifices early botanists made to collect specimens and gather whatever details they could as they travelled with the Expeditions led by Palliser, Lewis and Clark, Sanford Fleming and others.
“Sir John Franklin in ‘Polar Seas’ describes how the Indians combined the roots of the northern bedstraw (plant) with the juices of strawberries and cranberries to obtain a beautiful scarlet (dye). The plains Indians used this for colouring their porcupine quills.”
Native sources tell “How the Prairie Anemone (Crocus) Got Its Fur Coat” and how the root of the evening primrose was dried for a winter food-supply.
A dimension of intimacy is shared as she listened to the plants gossip among themselves – gossip-bits she passed on to us.
In the Medicine Bag section, she draws our attention to the silken white hair of the clematis hanging among the bushes in the late summer. “Think of hair-tonic”, she wrote. “The best in the foothills”.
“Horse tails (equisetum) appeals to animals”. She had watched moose knee-deep in a swampy lake with mouths full of dripping greens. Something to remember when you need food for your horse.
Encyclopedic, classic, absolutely unique. Unfortunately it took another decade before she could find a publisher. “Old Man’s Garden” went to press in 1954.
Annora Brown articles republished courtesy of the Fort Macleod Gazette www.fortmacleodgazette.com
Contributions toward photographing, digitizing, and accessing prints from Glenbow’s Annora Brown paintings can be made to Joyce Sasse (Annora Brown Project), Box 92, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
With grandchildren, for example, it’s fun taking them into the garden or the field to look for critters and talk about how they help make healthy soil. A small magnifying glass is a real asset.
Then she and Gordon Crighton started doing things together. He was a photographer from Pincher Creek who was fifteen years younger than her. The two were as different as day and night, but both were gifted artists.
Grizzly sow in Kananaskis - Traveller100, Wikimedia Commons
Dan Crawford, President, Rotary Club of Pincher Creek [far right] exchanges club banners with eleven visiting Rotarians from Rotary Clubs in Louisiana and Mississippi - Scot Korbett photos
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
|Surprise! Diane Burt-Stuckey|
Crestview Lodge residents showing their Canadian pride on July 1
Greetings from Crestview Lodge - June finally came and the weather held out for all of our trips. Our first trip this month was with Farley Wuth guiding us, he directed us to the Castle Mountain Ski area, as well as Beaver Mines Lake. It was a wonderful trip, many of us haven’t been in those parts in what seems like forever. Beautiful area and quite a bit of history in those hills! The next trip Farley took us on was to the Fishburn and St Henry’s Church areas. Wow there is a lot of history in all the areas of Pincher Creek, with many great families keeping the history alive for us to enjoy for years to come.
OHVs and the Castle Parks: Are they in or out?
That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.”
Update: The investigation for this event will be taken over by Fish and Wildlife.
Total calls for service – 68
Assaults – 2
Break and Enter (residential) – 1
Break and Enter (commercial) -
Fraud / Forgery - 2
Mischief (vandalism) - 2
Theft over $5000 - 2
Theft under $5000 - 3
Impaired Driving - 1
Drugs - 1
Disturbing the Peace - 6
Driving complaints (general) – 4
MV Collisions - 8
Liquor offences - 7
Assistance to General Public (general) - 2
Assistance to other agencies - 5
911 calls (invalid) - 6
Animal calls - 2
Municipal Bylaws (barking dogs / noise / OHV) - 3
Prisoners held – 4
Brendan Cole, Kari Grandoni, Jocelyn Fukumoto, Colleen Brady and Faith Zachar
Monday, July 18, 2016
^ Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg with a handful of hail on Friday July 15 at the gala held at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village honouring Diane Burt-Stuckey for 37 years of service to the Town of Pincher Creek. T. Lucas photo
Ryan Plante video
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Carlos Martínez in a mime performance (self-photographed, Wikimedia Commons)
Pastor Chris Ney and wife Gemma
Friday, July 15, 2016
No further releases will be issued.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Christian Davis - For the Launstein family, professional wildlife photography is a passion and also the family business. All of that came together at the early July opening of their art gallery on Blairmore's main street (20th Avenue).